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DuPont invests in R&D and manufacturing resources in Europe

DuPont Mobility & Materials announced it is investing $5 million in capital and operating resources at its manufacturing facilities in Germany and Switzerland to increase capacity for its high-performance automotive adhesives.

DuPont invests in R&D and manufacturing resources in Europe
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The investment will expand capacity to support growing demand for advanced mobility solutions for vehicle electrification. New equipment has been delivered and installed that will increase manufacturing capacity as well as accelerate delivery of product samples to customers.

“As we see continued recovery of the global automotive market, we’re closely collaborating with our customers in Europe to deliver innovative advanced mobility solutions to meet their business needs. This investment reinforces our commitment to increase capacity and accelerate growth in hybrid and fully-electric vehicles.”

Tina Wu, Vice-President and General Manager, Advanced Solutions, DuPont Mobility & Materials
BETAMATE™ structural adhesives offer high-performance adhesion to automotive substrates such as steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites. It replaces welds and mechanical fasteners, reducing fatigue and failure commonly encountered with traditional processes, and substantially increasing manufacturing efficiencies.
BETAMATE™ structural adhesives offer high-performance adhesion to automotive substrates such as steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites. It replaces welds and mechanical fasteners, reducing fatigue and failure commonly encountered with traditional processes, and substantially increasing manufacturing efficiencies.

DuPont manufactures the following products in these facilities:
• BETAFORCE™ TC and BETATECH™ thermal interface materials that help support battery thermal management during hybrid/electric vehicle charging and operation
• BETAFORCE™ multi-material bonding adhesives for vehicle body structure bonding, and battery sealing and assembly
• BETAMATE™ structural adhesives for vehicle body structure and battery bonding to support crash durability and lighter weight vehicle structures
• BETASEAL™ glass bonding adhesives that enhance vehicle structure for OEM installation and aftermarket repair of windscreens, backlites, panoramic, and stationary glass

This capacity increase in Europe follows recent announcements the company has made reinforcing its ability to produce and supply customers with advanced adhesives solutions in the Asia-Pacific region.

DuPont Mobility & Materials business has manufacturing operations and R&D capabilities globally in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

More information www.dupont.com